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1 11/2/06 The World of Work in Work for ALL: The Sky’s the Limit! California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Employment Symposiums Presented by Sherry Beamer & Associates, Inc.

2 1/2/062 Our Goals Today Introduce regional center service coordination staff and leadership to: General economic trends Showcase of employment opportunities Information Guides to help educate Create collaborative action plans to increase employment for people with disabilities throughout California

3 1/2/063 The Training Staff Sherry Beamer Sherry Beamer Sherry Beamer & Associates, Inc. Dale Dutton Dale Dutton D3 Associates Local Training Associates Local Training Associates Local Work Examples Local Work Examples

4 1/2/064 Today’s Agenda Opening Session Opening Session –Employment Trends, Options –DVD about Making Money! –Importance of Benefits Counseling Lunch and Micro-enterprise Fair Lunch and Micro-enterprise Fair Break Out Sessions (4 – Repeated) Break Out Sessions (4 – Repeated) “Taking It Home” – What Do I Do Next? “Taking It Home” – What Do I Do Next?

5 1/2/065 Economic Trends –Adults with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States without jobs, with an unemployment rate of nearly 70 percent. –People with developmental disabilities often face an unemployment rate of 90%

6 1/2/066 Program, Policy, Economic Effects Many federal policies developed with perception that people with disabilities will be eternally dependent and need segregation, charity and care. Many federal policies developed with perception that people with disabilities will be eternally dependent and need segregation, charity and care. Employment of adults with disabilities provides challenges with income security and health care provision, education and workforce training. Employment of adults with disabilities provides challenges with income security and health care provision, education and workforce training. Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities Report, 1998

7 1/2/067 Program, Policy, Economic Effects Public benefit work incentives are complex Public benefit work incentives are complex There is little choice and control in providers to help find and keep work There is little choice and control in providers to help find and keep work Competitive global employment market and societal attitudes about disabled persons as unproductive provide for few jobs. Competitive global employment market and societal attitudes about disabled persons as unproductive provide for few jobs. Many young people with disabilities grow up expecting to move from school to a lifetime of dependency on public benefits Many young people with disabilities grow up expecting to move from school to a lifetime of dependency on public benefits Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities Report, 1998

8 1/2/068 The Current Economic Opportunities –Projections from US Bureau of Labor Statistics predict a shortfall of skilled and knowledgeable workers as early as 2010 –The health care, retail sales and computer industries is where the opportunities, and needs, are predicted.

9 1/2/069 The Current Policy/Program Opportunities National, state and local policies/programs have changed to provide more options for people with disabilities to work. The increasing number of options make navigating the service options for employment and public benefits complicated and confusing, especially for people with cognitive disabilities.

10 1/2/0610 Reminder: Lanterman Act Intent Vision (legislative intent) ”…to promote opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to be integrated into the mainstream of life in their home communities.” Welfare and Institutions Code § 4501

11 1/2/0611 California’s Responsibility to People with Developmental Disabilities Increase Inclusion/Integration Increase Inclusion/Integration Enable people to approximate the pattern of everyday living of non disabled persons of the same age in living arrangement, lifestyle and relationships. Welfare and Institutions Code § 4501

12 1/2/0612 Today you will learn about the changes To government programs to help people with disabilities work.

13 1/2/0613 People with Disabilities Want To and Need to Work! Spending Money Makes a Person a True “Consumer” in our “Communities”!

14 1/2/0614 New Opportunities in California DDS State-Wide Data System (CADDIS) DDS State-Wide Data System (CADDIS) DDS Performance Contracting Pilots DDS Performance Contracting Pilots Habilitation Move to DDS/Regional Centers Habilitation Move to DDS/Regional Centers New Options for Service/Support New Options for Service/Support

15 1/2/0615 CADDIS = Accountability! All Regional Centers will use the same accounting and reporting system All Regional Centers will use the same accounting and reporting system Common Data Elements will support comparison and analysis Common Data Elements will support comparison and analysis

16 1/2/0616 DDS Performance Contracting Very Specific Outcome Measures, e.g. Very Specific Outcome Measures, e.g. –“Adults Who Want to Work Will Find a Job” Measured Against State Averages, e.g. Measured Against State Averages, e.g. –State Baseline - 25% And Individual RC Past History, e.g. And Individual RC Past History, e.g. –Presently - xx% And National Data, e.g. And National Data, e.g. –Best Practice - 80%

17 1/2/0617 Performance Contracting Outcome Requirements for Employment: Increase the percentage of adults with earned income; increase their total aggregate income.Increase the percentage of adults with earned income; increase their total aggregate income. Increase the percentage of adults in employment and income generation environments.Increase the percentage of adults in employment and income generation environments.

18 1/2/0618 Habilitation Services Move to DDS/Regional Centers Effective July 1, 2004 Effective July 1, 2004 Added Consumer “Work Supports and Services” Responsibility to RC Case Management/IPP planning Added Consumer “Work Supports and Services” Responsibility to RC Case Management/IPP planning Provides Opportunities for Greater “Life” Planning and Support Services Provides Opportunities for Greater “Life” Planning and Support Services

19 1/2/0619 Self-Determination New CMS Independence Plus Waiver New CMS Independence Plus Waiver Employment as a regular part of life Employment as a regular part of life Individual Budgets Individual Budgets Choice of Supports and Provider Choice of Supports and Provider Independent Service Brokerage Independent Service Brokerage Fiscal Intermediaries Fiscal Intermediaries

20 1/2/0620 Options for Service/Support Supported Employment Supported Employment Work Activity, NISH, CARI, Reverse Integration Work Activity, NISH, CARI, Reverse Integration Day Programs Day Programs Self-Determination & Supported Living Self-Determination & Supported Living Micro-Enterprise/Business Ownership Micro-Enterprise/Business Ownership Competitive Employment Competitive Employment “Work” vs. Income Generation (Building Equity!)

21 1/2/0621 Some New Language (Jargon!) Today, we will use the term “Supported Employment”, but in many parts of the country, the original concept of SE has evolved into what is now called “Customized Employment”!

22 1/2/0622 Customized Employment Spends a greater amount of time “up front”, developing a more individualized match between the worker’s unique strengths, needs, and interests with the identified business needs of the employer, or the self- employment business chosen by the candidate. (See Guide for more detail.)

23 1/2/0623 Public Resources Today Individual Program Funding Individual Program Funding (Integrated Work – Day Program) Department of Rehabilitation programs/DDS Department of Rehabilitation programs/DDS (Supported Employment) In-Home Support Services In-Home Support Services (Public Authorities) Local One-Stop Career Centers Local One-Stop Career Centers (Workforce Investment Act) Ticket-To-Work Ticket-To-Work (Social Security Administration)

24 1/2/0624 And The Point Is… Making it all work together to make the most of public resources! (And increase the quality of life!)

25 1/2/0625 Planning for Work Should Include: Interests and abilities Interests and abilities Preferences of environment, hours, location, activity, etc. Preferences of environment, hours, location, activity, etc. Accommodations and supports Accommodations and supports Career opportunities Career opportunities Potential social relationships Potential social relationships Earnings and benefits Earnings and benefits Transportation Transportation Long range plans Long range plans

26 1/2/0626 Public Benefits Planning

27 1/2/0627 Public Benefits Planning Critical to any person receiving any public benefits, most importantly SSI or SSDI Critical to any person receiving any public benefits, most importantly SSI or SSDI Difference in counting and reporting wages and business net profit Difference in counting and reporting wages and business net profit Use of PASS, PESS, IWRE, Use of PASS, PESS, IWRE, 1619 a&b Potential source of startup funds Potential source of startup funds

28 1/2/0628 The “250% CWD” Program The full benefits of MediCal are available to workers with disabilities who earn up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level! The full benefits of MediCal are available to workers with disabilities who earn up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level! –$1,995 (Family of one) –$2,675 (Family of two) Enrollees currently pay between $20 and $175 per month (individual) Enrollees currently pay between $20 and $175 per month (individual)

29 1/2/0629 AB 925: Workforce Personal Assistance Some state funded In- Home Supportive Services (IHSS) can be used in the workplace. Some state funded In- Home Supportive Services (IHSS) can be used in the workplace. Conditions must be met for hours used at work, not travel to work. Extra hours are not given. Conditions must be met for hours used at work, not travel to work. Extra hours are not given.

30 1/2/0630 Supported Employment Assessment Assessment Job Preparation Job Preparation Job Placement Job Placement Follow-up Support Follow-up Support On-going Services On-going Services

31 1/2/0631 Work Activity and VR-WAP Skills Assessment Skills Assessment Job Training Job Training Support Needs Assessment Support Needs Assessment Behavioral Needs Assessment Behavioral Needs Assessment Planning for Successful Placement Planning for Successful Placement

32 1/2/0632 Day Programs Often includes work in the community Often includes work in the community May be paid May be paid May be volunteer May be volunteer Provides good experience Provides good experience Develops confidence Develops confidence Identifies supports needed for additional work opportunities Identifies supports needed for additional work opportunities

33 1/2/0633 Micro-Enterprise Development Making money following a passion Making money following a passion Create financial goals Create financial goals Create a plan to meet financial goals Create a plan to meet financial goals Investigate the feasibility Investigate the feasibility Plan for operating a small business Plan for operating a small business Public benefits financial planning Public benefits financial planning Income and Equity and Fun!

34 1/2/0634 Critical Elements of Micro-Enterprises Person Centered Business Planning Person Centered Business Planning Feasibility Study Feasibility Study Benefits Analysis & Counseling Benefits Analysis & Counseling Business Plan Creation Business Plan Creation Startup Activities Startup Activities Ongoing Operations & Supports Ongoing Operations & Supports

35 1/2/0635 Competitive Employment Success with Natural Supports Success with Natural Supports Opportunities for additional services if something “goes wrong” Opportunities for additional services if something “goes wrong”

36 1/2/0636 One-Stop Career Centers Available in Every Community Statewide Available in Every Community Statewide To serve “anyone” seeking Employment - including persons with disabilities, e.g. “the hard to serve”. To serve “anyone” seeking Employment - including persons with disabilities, e.g. “the hard to serve”. Federal, State and local funding and policy Federal, State and local funding and policy Uses over 100 funding streams - including Vocational Rehabilitation $$$. Uses over 100 funding streams - including Vocational Rehabilitation $$$. Disability Program Navigators Disability Program Navigators $15+ Billion in 2005!!! $15+ Billion in 2005!!!

37 1/2/0637 Ticket to Work New Social Security program designed to help people get off SSI benefits New Social Security program designed to help people get off SSI benefits Tickets have been sent to those on SSI in California Tickets have been sent to those on SSI in California Designed to expand support opportunities through local Employment Networks (ENs) Designed to expand support opportunities through local Employment Networks (ENs) Limited reimbursement for services Limited reimbursement for services

38 1/2/0638 Ticket to Work, cont. The tickets can be used to get almost any employment service, including transportation, from Employment Networks. Employment Networks are approved service providers or employers that give employment services in exchange for outcome payments when people’s checks are decreased because of their work earnings.

39 1/2/0639 Our Challenges Today Regional Center Staff and Provider Knowledge/Training Regional Center Staff and Provider Knowledge/Training Provider Visibility to Workforce Development of Service Providers (One-Stop Career Centers and ENs) Provider Visibility to Workforce Development of Service Providers (One-Stop Career Centers and ENs) Provider Incentives for Change Provider Incentives for Change Consumer/Parent/Family Information Consumer/Parent/Family Information

40 1/2/0640 This “Stuff” Changes Daily Stay Tuned In! And Open Up Your Local Channels of Information!

41 1/2/0641 For more information: Sherry Beamer & Associates, Inc. 727 N. Lincoln St., Burbank, CA Phone: (818) Fax: (818) Website:


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